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Beautiful Hand-Crafted Log Lodge Minnesota's Clearest Lake. Open Year Round.

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Experience this fine craftsmanship and comfort of a real log home.

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Last updated: 08/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Grand Rapids lodge description

Beautifully Hand-crafted log lodges on Minnesota's clearest lake. in the Soumi hills surrounded by trails. 4 bdrms, lg. bunkroom, 3 bath, a kitchen equip for gourmet cooks, sauna , fieldstone fireplace, sunroom, deck overlooking the lake w/ private dock and ex. swimming and fishing. Miles of wooded hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and snow mobile trails right out your door. Located on Minnesota's Clearest lake. Caribou lake boasts a clarity of 40 feet. We have canoes, rowboats, kayaks, and a paddle boat available for your use, or a pontoon you can rent by the day. Travel scenic byway 38 to the Suomi Hills north of Grand Rapids. This pristine forest scattered with lakes will exceed all expectations. We're are well extablished and intend to be here for years to come. So get your family and friends together, make memories and start a tradition. It will be someting you'll look forward to all year long. Full week rentals in summer months, minimum two night stays Laborday to Memorial day. WE MAKE IT FEEL LIKE YOUR OWN PRIVATE RETREAT,


The Lake : With visibility of 36' the swimming is superb. Catch Lake Trout, Bass, Northen, and panfish right off your dock. Row boats, canoes, paddle boat availalble for your use, Pontoon available for daily rental.
Quiet lake, but you can bring your own boat for water sports. We discourage jet skis because our loons don't like them.
You will live this lake. And when not on the lake relax with a book, play games with the kids, hike on our miles of wooded trails.
Winter it a magical time for x- country skiing, snow shoeing, and snow mobile the right out the driveway onto 100s of miles of trails.
Once you come you'll keep coming back.

A great gathering place: The perfect place to get together with friends and family. Life is short, so start a tradition of having fun with the ones you love in this beautifully hand-crafted log lodge. We leave you alone, so You will feel like it's your own private lake home. This log lodge was built by one of the top log home builders in the Nation, and also owner of the place. . So,If you've dreamed of having your own log home on the lake this is a great place to start.
For those who are thinking about a log home of their own just let us know. We can answer all your questions, show you plans, and build you one. If you didn't want one before you stay here you will want one after your stay.

For those who love the great outdoors: The last leg of your drive through Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway will take you through the Suomi hills, past lakes, and over the laurentian divide, to the top of the northern watershed. Turn east though tall pines, and down our long winding driveway to the private retreat on crystal clear Caribou lake.
Miles of trails are right out your door. The Suomi and Trout lake non-motorized recreation area are a couple miles away, and the mesabi snow Mobile trail is at the end of our driveway, linking you to just about every trail in Northern Minnesota.

Cross County ski the Soumi Hills, Trout Lake Estate, Blueberry Hills, Sugar Hills, Wabana. Wonderfully groomed trails for all level of skiers.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Housekeeper

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            One step up to main level....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            A great place for your kids to learn to love the great outdoors. Great swimming lake, and lots of room to run free. Stop on your way up at the continental divide and teach your kids about the great north woods. Trail continues 3 miles to your cabin. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We love dogs and cats but past problems prevent this option. We are open to dogs during the hunting season....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 8-16

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 5: 4 double

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          • Spacious bedrooms, each with a sliding glass door leading to the deck and overlooking beautiful Caribou Lake which is the clearest lake in Minnesota. All interior wall is insulated to insure a quiet night sleep. We use the highest quality sheets, and in the winter we use all cotton flannel sheets, unless you tell us otherwise. Sauna in your cabin!!!!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Expand into two additional log lodges, each very private.This is a non-motorized area so we ask that you not bring ATV. The lake allows motors but no jet skis. In the winter there are snow mobile trails going through our driveway, and we ask that you keep your snow mobiles on plowed areas on designated trails. Off season mid-week romantic vacation for couples for $150 per night....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • Foosball
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table:

                In a separate game room ...moreless

              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Adventure
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Waterfalls
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Lakefront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Basketball Court
              • Racquetball
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Spelunking
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Pier Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Hunting
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 16 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Living Room
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Lots of room for boats and trailers...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Beautiful field stone fireplace. We provide the wood! In floor heat...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Big field stone fireplace and we provide the wood. ...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        The finest Cotton in the summer Fannel in the Winter, unless you ask for other....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        Field-stone Fireplace...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Safe
                      • Sunbed
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking:

                        Lots of parking space. ...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        You own private washer and dryer. Bring you own soap...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone:

                        Bring a long distance card for your out-going calls....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        In floor heat...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Excellent if you have ATT...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Private driveway and lots of parking space. Room for trailers...moreless

                      • Secure Parking

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        Can be arranged...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Beautiful well equipt kitchen. The perfect place for a big family gatherings...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Very well equit with everything you need for a wonderful meal and great get-together....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        detergent included...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Side by side...moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Kitchenette
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Boat Dock
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Bicycles
                      • Boat:

                        Canoes, rowboats, and paddle boats there for your use. ...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill...moreless

                      • Sailboat
                      • Canoe
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Boat With Paddles
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Fish Cleaning Table
                      • Inflatable Boat
                      • Pedal Boat
                      • Raft
                      • Water Skis
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony:

                        Off of every bedroom...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large, Beautiful deck overlooking the lake. Each bedroom has sliding glass door accessing the deck....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Nice place to sit outside even if it's raining....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Canoes...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Sauna:

                            Large cedar sauna right in your own cabin. Or use the wood burning one by the lake....moreless

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          Jun 8 - Aug 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,300

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          Late fall
                          Oct 24 - Dec 19, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $260 $260
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,500 $6,000

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,300 $9,000

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Additional adults $30 + tax
                          • Additional children $15 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 9.85%

                          Notes:

                          $150 a night for couples mid week stay.

                          Rates based at 6 adults, each additional adult add $30 a night. Kids half price.

                          Call for last min. availability or mid-week for couples $150 a n

                          Cancellations/Refunds - Deposit are non-refundable and non-transferable. You are financially responsible for your time reserved at Buckhorn on Caribou.

                          Rate based at 6 adults. Each additional adult add $30 a day or $180 a week, Kids half price.

                          Deposit is due at time of booking. Remaining due during your stay. Dogs allowed for hunting season, $15 a night.

                          Deposit $250 for weekend. $500 for week stay. Deposits are non refundable. Unless you cancel 90 days or more prior to your stay you are financially responsible for the full cost of your stay


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                          Location

                          40 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hibbing, Minnesota
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Marcell
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Cross county ski
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Several options
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          several options

                          Car: Recommended

                          Travel north of Grand Rapids on Scenic byway 38 through the Suomi Hills. Take this scenic drive over the continental divide, and on to Caribou lake, Minnesota's clearest. Trails of all kinds right out your door. Swim in this beautiful sand bottom lake, catch bass right off your private dock, or take a boats out to fish Lake Trout, Northern, or Sunnys. Swim, sauna, hike, or visit one of the many tourist attractions in the area. Open year round for winter's best X-county skiing, snow mobiling, snow shoeing, or just relaxing. The prefect place for those who want to get away from it all and discover what's 'it;s' all about. Room for the whole family, large group or a romantic place for couples.

                          Take in the sights and sounds of Grand Rapids, or travel north over the 7 hills into the quaint village of Marcell, where you'll find shopping, parks, recreation, and a small town feel. Once you experience this place you'll keep coming back. Relax, Enjoy, Rejuvenate, make it a tradition.

                          Other Activities: IN the summer enjoy boating, swimming, hiking, biking, wood burning sauna on the lake. In the winter you can ice fish for lake trout, Cross county skiing, snow shoeing and snow moiling, or just cuddle up in front of the fire place with you love, or a good book.

                          Golf: Several golf courses in all direction. Go to a world class course or a laid back little rural course. You'll always find a t-time Or you in the winter you can drive 15 minutes north to the Big Fork Golf course of year round indoor simulated golf.

                          Ski: Cross County ski the Soumi Hills, Trout Lake Estate, Blueberry Hills, Sugar Hills, Wabana. Wonderfully groomed trails for all level of skiers. 25 minutes from Mount Itasca down hill, ski jump and Olympic Bi-athalon Center.

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1998

                          About: In 1977 the owners, Tim and Peg established Top-Notch Log Homes and became one of the top builders of log homes in North America. In 1998 they purchased a classic little resort located in the Chippewa National Forest on Caribou Lake, in the Suomi Hills. Nestled in the pines alone 1000 feet of shoreline they built 3 log lodges. This was before vacation rental properties was even a concept, but they knew it was needed. Big lake homes where families and friends could gather to make memories and get away from it all. It's for this reason that each cabin is situated in over 200 feet of private lakeshore, with your own yard, fire pit, sauna, dock, and a huge deck overlooking the lake. We know the importance of having a place where you can get away from the stress and demands of everyday life and surround yourself with nature and people you love.

                          Why Grand Rapids:
                          Beautiful surroundings, crystal clear lake, Hiking and ski trails right out your door. In the summer this is a non motorized area so no ATVs please. Motor boats are allowed on the lake, but no Jet skis. The lodges have No TV, or Internet so you will have your love ones undivided attention. You can walk down to the game room for WiFi access. Read our reviews and decide for yourself.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                          Very private and it will feel like your own personal log home on the lake. If its a special occasion we can accommodate a specific request. Caribou is the First lake north of continental divide making for pure waters. Stop at the Divide on your way and hike the interpretive trail. Snow mobile trail goes through the


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                          • Experience this fine craftsmanship and comfort of a real log home.

                            Experience this fine craftsmanship and comfort of a real log home.

                          • Plan your winter excape,ski, snow mobile right out your door

                            Plan your winter excape,ski, snow mobile right out your door

                          • Big sound proof bedrooms

                            Big sound proof bedrooms

                          • All bedrooms lead out to the lake.

                            All bedrooms lead out to the lake.

                          • Big Beautiful hand crafted Log Lodges with field stone wood buring fireplaces

                            Big Beautiful hand crafted Log Lodges with field stone wood buring fireplaces

                          • This Kitchen has everything you need for a great feast.

                            This Kitchen has everything you need for a great feast.

                          • Get your gang together and feel like kids again!:)

                            Get your gang together and feel like kids again!:)

                          • Each bedroom has a private exit to the deck and some with their own bathroom

                            Each bedroom has a private exit to the deck and some with their own bathroom

                          • Kick back with the whole gang by the fireplace or the deck viewing the lake.

                            Kick back with the whole gang by the fireplace or the deck viewing the lake.

                          • Even the kids will love the sauna!

                            Even the kids will love the sauna!

                          • Master craftsmanship inside and outside.

                            Master craftsmanship inside and outside.

                          • You'll love your own private sauna

                            You'll love your own private sauna

                          • Make this place a family tradition.

                            Make this place a family tradition.

                          • View from the loft bedroom with it's own bathroom.

                            View from the loft bedroom with it's own bathroom.

                          • A special place for the kids

                            A special place for the kids

                          • Big private yard to summer fun and games.

                            Big private yard to summer fun and games.

                          • Spend time with the ones you love at this perfect hide-away.

                            Spend time with the ones you love at this perfect hide-away.

                          • Big bedrooms with view of the lake and deck access.

                            Big bedrooms with view of the lake and deck access.

                          • Great swimming in Minnesota's clearest Lake, see down 40 feet.

                            Great swimming in Minnesota's clearest Lake, see down 40 feet.

                          • Get cozy round the fireplace, or your private firepit,  we provide the wood.

                            Get cozy round the fireplace, or your private firepit, we provide the wood.

                          • Enjoy this year-round sun room screen porch.

                            Enjoy this year-round sun room screen porch.

                          • Bring the whole gang for winter fun, sliding, skiing, snowmobiling and bonding

                            Bring the whole gang for winter fun, sliding, skiing, snowmobiling and bonding

                          • You've seen the photo, now come stay where it was taken.

                            You've seen the photo, now come stay where it was taken.

                          • Get the feel of this beautiful hand crafted log home.

                            Get the feel of this beautiful hand crafted log home.

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                          Date last modified - Thursday, July 24, 2014

                          $260 - $350 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 16

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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